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The holiday season is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about those perfect Secret Santa gifts that will spread the joy and festive cheer. Whether you’re participating in an office Secret Santa exchange, a family gathering, or a white elephant gift exchange with friends, finding the best Secret Santa gifts can be a delightful challenge. But fear not! The Secret Santa gift exchange is a fun Christmas holiday season tradition. Follow these ideas for giving your Secret Santa gifts to have more fun with your gift exchange this year.
Write a riddle or hint on the gift tag of each Secret Santa gift you give to hint at who you are. Purchase Secret Santa gifts themselves that hint at who you are. For example, if you share a common interest with the secret Santa recipient, choose a gift that reflects that interest.
Creating a Secret Santa Gift Basket
Gift baskets are a perfect solution to many a gift-giving dilemma. They are versatile, can be personalized, and with some planning can also be inexpensive. Start by purchasing a basket. Even used baskets that are still in good condition can be utilized. Thrift stores are a good place to look for cheap, gently used baskets. By cutting the cost on the basket, you will be able to spend more on the items that fill it.
Arrange your purchased items in the basket so that each one can be seen, by placing tall items in the back or middle of the basket and surrounding them with the smaller items. After you have the proper arrangement you can fill in the remaining space with colorful shredded paper or tissue paper.
Wrap the basket in wrapping paper or wrapping cellophane and tie with a nice bow. Some stores even sell cellophane bags for wrapping gift baskets.
Best Secret Santa Gift Ideas
Find creative ways to deliver the Secret Santa gifts that put a smile on the recipient’s face. You can leave it on their desk, hide it in their mailbox, send it in the mail, have a friend deliver it, leave it on the front seat of their car, leave it on their doorstep, or anything else you can think of. Have fun and deliver each gift in a different way.
Having trouble finding that perfect gift? Are you shopping for someone who seems to have everything? Wanting to give a gift that is personal and thoughtful? Finding the right Secret Santa Christmas gift can certainly be a chore so I have assembled a few ideas for you.
Hair Care Basket Is A Great Gift
In this basket you will want to place items like shampoo, conditioner, and styling products. Other nice additions can include brushes, combs, curlers and hair accessories. If the basket is for men you might purchase facial hair trimmers as well.
Cozy Winter Warm-up Basket
For those cold winter nights, consider putting together a gift basket filled with items to help your Secret Santa stay warm and cozy. Start with a festive jute bag as your container and fill it with goodies like hot cocoa mix, a variety of flavored hot chocolate mixes, and a selection of gourmet marshmallows. Add in a set of cute holiday-themed coffee mugs and some festive holiday movies for the perfect night in by the fireplace.
Movie Basket For Family Members
This basket can be a fun one to make. Purchase one or two DVDs to be the centerpiece of the gift. Add to the basket microwave popcorn, small boxes of movie candy, soda, chips and dip.
Candle Basket For The Secret Santa Exchange
A candle basket is an especially wonderful gift for ladies. Fill this basket with candles of various sizes and scents. Don’t forget to purchase candle holders for the candles which need them and also include some lighters or matches.
Diy Baking Extravaganza Basket
If your Secret Santa loves to bake, surprise them with a baking-themed gift basket. Include a range of cookie cutters in different shapes and sizes, along with a mason jar filled with sugar cookie mix. Add some holiday-themed sprinkles, icing, and a personalized Christmas tree ornament. This gift is perfect for those who enjoy spending time in the kitchen during the holiday season.
Office Supply Basket Is A Unique Gift
Shop at an office supply store for sale items to make this very practical gift a frugal one. Items to look for are pens, paper clips, stationery, post-it notes, a stapler, desk organiser, a rubber bands, a label maker, folders, note pads, postal stamps and tape.
Pet Care Basket Is The Perfect Secret Santa Gift
A pet owner will appreciate a gift that honours his/her furry friend. This basket can include food treats, pet costumes, chew toys, nail trimmers, and fur brushes. A pet bed can be an alternative to the basket used in this gift.
First Aid Basket For A Personal Touch
First aid supplies are always in demand, especially in households with young children unfortunately . Disposable bandages, gauze, medical tape, hand sanitizer, finger splints, insect sting care, burn relief spray, antibacterial ointment, liquid bandages, aspirin, acetaminophen, rubber gloves, face masks, and tweezers are only a few of the many items that can be added to a helpful basket like this one.
Winter Season Baskets As Holiday Gifts
This time of year often brings with it the common cold. A winter cold basket can be a comforting gift for someone with the sniffles. Purchase a box of facial tissues, a can of soup, a warm blanket or throw, a box of soothing tea, a jar of honey, a bottle of lemon juice, cough drops, lip balm, and some sore throat spray.
Coffee Lover’s Delight Basket
Know someone who can’t start their day without a cup of joe? A coffee-themed gift basket is an excellent choice. Fill a gift box with a selection of gourmet coffee beans, a French press or coffee maker, and a variety of flavored syrups. You can even add a stylish coffee mug or two and a gift card to their favourite coffee shop.
Car Care Basket Is A Great Secret Santa Gift
A teenager who has just gotten his/her first car will enjoy this gift. Include in the basket a jar of car wax, a bottle of car wash detergent, a car wash cloth, vinyl or leather cleaner, car fragrance, window cleaner and a handheld vacuum. A pair of fuzzy dice or a pine tree-shaped car freshener could also be added for giggles.
Rest And Relaxation Baskets Are The Best Gifts
Give this basket to someone deserving of some time off. Prepare the basket with a good book inside along with some favorite chocolates, a warm robe, and a pair of fuzzy slippers.
Emergency Kit Baskets As Christmas Gifts
Everyone should have a few emergency supplies on hand, especially during winter months when power outages are perilous. Give your loved one a basket with items that will come in handy in an emergency. Flashlights, dehydrated food packets, candles, matches, water purification tablets, emergency blankets, and hand warmer packets can be a luxury in survival situations.
Nail Care Enthusiast’s Basket Is A Good Idea
For the friend who loves to keep their nails looking perfect, put together a nail care gift basket. Include a selection of nail polish in different colours, high-quality nail polish remover, nail files, and a nail care kit. Add in a cosy pair of fuzzy socks and an eye mask for a complete self-care package.
The holiday season is about spreading love and joy, and a thoughtfully curated Secret Santa gift basket can be the perfect present. Whether you opt for a cosy movie night package, a sweet treats collection, or a themed gift basket tailored to your recipient’s interests, there are endless possibilities to make this holiday season unforgettable.
So, dive into the world of Secret Santa ideas, tap into the creativity of Etsy sellers, and craft your own Christmas gift baskets that will be remembered for years to come. Remember, it’s not just about the gift; it’s about the holiday cheer and the joy of giving, which is the true spirit of this wonderful season. Happy gifting!
There is seemingly no limit to Christmas baskets themes and contents. I hope I have given you a few ideas for secret santa gift baskets to get you started on your gift basket giving.
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